When your smile has damaged or missing teeth, it doesn’t just affect your oral health, it can also hurt your confidence. At Missions Hills Family Dental we care not only about the health of your mouth, but we also care about how you feel about your smile. Restorative care is the answer for taking care of deteriorated or missing teeth. Our restorative options include:
- Dental implants
- Dental crowns
- Custom dentures
- Dental canal therapy
- Tooth extractions
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Fixed bridges
For a beautiful smile with restorative dental care, call us today to schedule an appointment. Keep your mouth and smile in optimal shape for years to come.
Some common questions we get about restorative dental treatment include:
Dental implants are one of the best solutions if you are missing one or several teeth. Dental implants are the next best thing to natural teeth, as they are attached to your jawbone and look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. If taken care of properly through regularly brushing and flossing, they can last a lifetime. No longer will you have to be held back by missing teeth or clunky dentures. Dental implants are so similar to having natural teeth, they will like having your original teeth again. Lear more >>
When we have a tooth that has decay, we sometimes will need to re-strengthen the tooth with a dental crown. Dental crowns are a tooth-shaped cover that restores your tooth to its original shape, size and functionality. Dental crowns will protect a weakened tooth, and will feel much better than having a hurt or damaged tooth. Dental crowns can prevent you from having to lose your tooth, and can protect it for many years, even decades. If you have a damaged or hurting tooth, a dental crown will not only make it feel much better, but you won’t even notice it’s there.
If you’re not quite ready for dental implants, then our beautiful custom dentures will get you ready to smile again. Modern technology has significantly improved the look and feel of dentures, and our custom dentures at Mission Hills Family Dental are made to fit with extraordinary comfort. In addition to feeling great, our full and partial dentures are made to be stable and completely reliable. We also provide implant-supported dentures for an extra amount of stability.
Root Canal Therapy
We provide gentle root canal therapy, also known as endodontics, to ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy. If you have a decaying tooth, the pulp and nerves can become infected, and if left untreated, you may eventually need to have your tooth pulled. Fortunately, root canal therapy can actually save your tooth by removing the infection and restore it to a healthy state. A tooth with a root canal can continue to function for years, whereas a decayed or infected tooth will eventually be lost. Root canals have a bad reputation for being painful, but the truth is, we numb the area around your tooth so you don’t feel a thing.
Sometimes the best thing to do for your oral health is remove a tooth that has severe decay or trauma. It is better for the health of your other teeth, gums, and overall health to remove a decaying tooth than to leave it in your mouth. An infected tooth may even create more risk for your other healthy teeth, so a tooth extraction is typically better for your oral health. Tooth extractions are not painful, as Dr. Miller will provide you with adequate sedation to ensure you don’t feel uncomfortable during the process.
If you have a cavity, Dr. Miller can repair your tooth by filling it with a tooth-colored material to protect your tooth. This tooth-colored composite is sturdy and will bond easily to the surface of your tooth. After filling in the cavity with this durable material, Dr. Miller will shape and polish the filling to make sure your bite is the same as before, keeping your mouth comfortable and functional. This type of filling will blend in so well with your other teeth, you nor anyone else will notice you have a filling. Tooth-colored fillings are also typically smaller than the traditional silver amalgams, and require less time and preparation.
Fixed bridges are like dentures but they cannot be removed by you. They are cemented or screwed into an implant, and are a durable way to restore your smile. Fixed bridges will serve many functions: they replace missing teeth, maintain facial shape, and restore your ability to chew, smile and speak. A fixed bridge will act like natural teeth, and require the same level of care, including regular flossing and brushing.